List of photobooks by Umbrico, Penelope

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images.
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Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images.
Photo : ©wernercohn.com


Umbrico works “within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities.” Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—she brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.


She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program.


She lives in New York City.

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Penelope Umbrico cropped the screens from hundreds of images of computers and TVs she found for sale on websites such as eBay, Craigslist and Alibaba between 2008 and 2016. Out of Order : Bad Display gives a second lease on life to these worn, obsolete and sold for parts objects. The book reproduces these ephemeral images of...

    26,00 €
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  • Publisher's presentation : "The work Range examines the analog history of photography within the digital torrent that is its current technological manifestation. It is the latest iteration of Umbrico's larger project Moving Mountains, in which the artist rephotographs a selection of canonical masters' photographs of mountains —the oldest and seemingly...

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